Modern Management of Heart Failure - Speaker Profiles

This independent medical education programme is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim and Lilly Alliance (The Alliance). The Alliance had no influence over the agenda, programme development, content or selection of faculty. Editorial and content decisions were made solely by the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society and faculty chosen by Primary Care Cardiovascular Society.

PCCS President, GP, GPSI Cardiology, Gloucestershire

Dr Moore studied medicine in Edinburgh before moving to Gloucestershire to work as a GP principal. He has an interest in cardiology and cardiovascular disease, particularly those aspects that are relevant to Primary Care and contributes regularly to related educational events across the UK. He is President of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society.

Dr Moore was involved in the development of the Primary Care based Gloucestershire Heart Failure service where he continues to work as a GPwSI.

He continues to represent Primary Care in the cardiovascular arena at both a local and national level. He has provided cardiovascular clinical support to local commissioning organisations for over ten years and remains actively involved in commissioning local cardiology services chairing the Circulatory Clinical Programme Group for Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). He was Clinical Lead for the community based West of England AHSN Stroke Prevention in AF project: Don’t wait to anticoagulate.

Dr Moore previously served on the board of the British Society for Heart Failure and was a member of the NICE Chronic Heart Failure Guideline committee (2018). He currently sits on the National Heart Failure Audit Steering group.

PCCS Council Member and former PCCS President, Honorary Professor of Primary Care Cardiology, Durham University, GP, GP Appraiser and GPSI Cardiology, County Durham

Professor Ahmet Fuat has been a GP in Darlington, Co.Durham for 33 years. He has been a GPSI Cardiology for 20 years having undertaken a Postgraduate Diploma in Cardiol-ogy at Bradford University graduating with distinction. He started the first one stop diagnostic and integrated heart failure clinic in the UK in 17 years ago with local colleagues. His PhD by research in heart failure diagnosis and management including work on natriuretic pep-tides generated several publications that have informed guidelines and led to the award of an Hon-orary Professorial Chair at Durham University.

He holds various roles in CVD and research including the Past President of the new Primary Care Cardiovascular Society (PCCS) which he was instrumental in reforming, CVD Clinical Adviser to the RCGP, CVD and Research Leads for Darlington Primary Care Network (PCN) and Federation, As-sociate Lead for Industry Research at North East and North Cumbria NIHR CRN. He has recently been elected onto the newly formed Darlington PCN Governing body as a GP member, CVD, Research Leads and Chair.

He has a passion for medical education and remains an active lecturer, tutor and researcher. He is on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Cardiology and Primary Care Cardiovascular Jour-nals and a peer reviewer for most high impact Cardiovascular journals and research bodies. His work in community cardiology has been recognised with Fellowships from the RCGP, RCP London and RCP Edinburgh.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Heart Failure Hospital Service Lead, Leicester

Louise began her career in nursing in 1996 and spent four years working on a cardio-renal acute medical ward in Leicester. During this time her passion to improve the lives of patients living with heart failure was ignited. The ‘revolving door’ experience of those living with heart failure was all too apparent. In 2,000 Louise worked alongside Professor Iain Squire in a research trial which explored the effectiveness of heart failure specialist nurse interventions.

She then spent almost 14 years establishing and developing the Leicester City Community Heart Failure Nursing Service. In doing this, Louise had the opportunity to work alongside GPs and Acute Sector Consultants to provide that all important bridge between providers. She has held a number of Honorary lectures posts, teaching across the breadth of the multi-disciplinary team, including facilitating the Leicester programme of the Caledonian heart failure management course.

The last five years have been spent developing an Acute Heart Failure Service within University Hospitals of Leicester. Along with heart failure consultants the team now run a 72 hour urgent heart failure service, have a 27 bedded dedicated heart failure unit and specialist in-patient nursing team with excellent links to the wider MDT.

Louise is the Deputy Chair of the British Heart Failure Nurses forum and a board member of the British Society of Heart Failure. She is honoured to Chair the Alliance for Heart Failure, working with key stakeholders to promote and improve heart failure across the UK. Throughout her career she has maintained her clinical focus.

Seeing patients every day of the week and gaining the most satisfaction from the relationships forged during these times. Improving the lives of those affected by heart failure continues to be Louise’s passion.